All roads leading to the city have been blocked, and special forces have been searching houses for gang members.
- Matt Murphy
Officers have also been stopping everyone attempting to leave the city and checking identity papers.
The operation is part of a massive crackdown on gangs after a surge in violence earlier this year.
Soyapango is one of El Salvador’s largest cities and is home to more than 290,000 people.
The city – which sits just 13 km (8 miles) west of the…